Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
Akaneiro is the latest “twisted tale” from the team that brought you “Alice: Madness Returns”. Set in turn of the century Japan, the game finds a battle-hardened “Red” fighting demons, wolves and mythical monsters. Set to be released in 2012 on mobile and online platforms.
Publisher: American McGee/Spicy Horse
EXP Rate: Medium
Pros: + Japanese sumi-e inspired art style. + Plays in the browser. + Skills not specific to class. + Overall easy gameplay. + Multiplatform.
Cons: - Not currently multiplayer. – Doesn’t use numerical changes in stats. – Limited customization. – Gameplay difficulty is hard to determine.
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Overview
Veteran game designer American McGee (Quake, Alice, Grimm) and Spicy Horse (Alice: Madness Returns) are set on delivering players a uniquely enthralling free to play action role-playing experience.
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters will transport you to a world realized in a striking visual style inspired by Japanese ink, watercolor and woodblock illustration. We’ve dug deep into the history and folklore of Japan when designing our scenarios and characters. Mixing this foundation with an original mythology inspired by Red Riding Hood yields a fantastic and inspiring setting for players to explore.
Akaneiro provides players with a free to play ARPG of depth, blended seamlessly with the speed and intensity of a pure action title. Combat is fast and unrelenting, but you can sway the tide with careful selection of abilities and equipment. A multitude of character building paths are available, though we’ve avoided being overly prescriptive, ensuring you can find the best balance of abilities and equipment for your personal play style.
The game world is separated in to Regions, which represent a quadrant of Yomi Island. Each Region contains several Areas, each presenting a different environment style and introducing new enemy and boss types. An area contains several missions, forming a small story arc.
We want to provide players with an ARPG that doesn’t ever end, and doesn’t have you waiting around for a year on an expansion that you finish in 2 weeks. After release, we’ll strive to push the boundaries of our world further with each passing month.
Akaneiro has been in development since mid 2011. Our Closed Beta has been running since November 2012. Our target platforms are Windows, Mac OS X, Android/iOS Tablet. Both the dedicated PC client & web version will enter open beta in January 2013.
Prowess - Followers of the Red Girl. They lead the charge with bravery and skill. These hunters are fierce warriors, who can focus anger to provide great strength. They employ abilities at close distance and maximize damage.
Fortitude - Followers of the Forest Mother. They are models of patience and endurance. These hunters are stalwart and reliable defenders, who channel natural energies into defense and support abilities.
Cunning - Followers of the Dark Huntsman. They are precise and resourceful stalkers. These hunters plan carefully before taking action, using ranged attacks and evasion to confuse and ambush the enemy.
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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Articles
- Akaneiro puts Spicy Horse Studios in debt - Posted on January 30, 2014
Spicy Horse Studios, the indie develpoers behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, is now $1.7 million dollars in debt.
- OnRPG and MMOHuts Partner with GamingEvolved for Akaneiro Livestream - Posted on May 29, 2013
Tune in tonight (5/29) to check out how the development is going!